A friend requested me to make a guitar cake. The cake is a chocolate sponge cake and frosted with chocolate cream.
I surfed the net for the guitar picture. I baked the cake using a 10" square pan for the body and a 6" by 9" rectangular pan for the handle.
I traced the outline of the body and cut it according to the shape. Same goes with the handle. The handle turned out to be a little shorter than the picture I had printed.
I used chocolate for the tuner. Melted the chocolate and poured it on a rose chocolate mold. I used a round tip no. 2 for the draw strings.
I created some designs onto the guitar using the open star tip no. 16 and piped the outline of the design using round tip no. 2.
And since the cake board looks rather empty, I decided to make a name plaque out of the balance cake bits and use chocolate star mold as an add-on feature. I also randomly piped the music notes onto the cake board.
My 6 year old daughter drew a picture of what she wanted her birthday guitar cake to be this year. This prompted a whole black and red, rock and roll theme for her 7th birthday. I pretty much stuck to her original design with just a little added black for contrast (mom's artistic license).
I started with a 16" round cake covered in homemade cream cheese icing and topped with red fondant. I piped the edges with red and black stars.
I used a mold for the guitar and placed the guitar cake on top of the round cake. Before putting the fondant on the bottom cake I placed 2 glass custard cups (upside down) in the cake. These acted as support for the guitar so it wouldn't sink into the bottom cake. I'm learning from prior mistakes :)
I piped the guitar with black and red Wilton tube icings. The smooth parts are the same icing that I tapped with my cornstarched fingertip. The cake was a hit and my daughter was thrilled.
I made this guitar cake for my little boy's 4th birthday. All he wanted for his birthday that year was a guitar so I made him a guitar (little did he know that the real guitar was waiting at the party site for him).
I made this cake in a 9x13 pan. I then just traced an image onto it based on a picture that I had off of the real guitars box. I used a small star tip to frost the entire cake red, then added the strings and other details using black gel frosting.
I used the recipe from a cake mix box to make the "cake" cookies then frosted them with colored icing and musical notes (also with the gel icing) for something a little extra.
The cookies and cake both turned out better than I expected and needless to say, they both were a hit with my four year old and the rest of the family.
I made this guitar cake for my cousin's 18th birthday. He loves to play the guitar, so I took a large piece of cardboard and traced the body of his guitar. Then I cut out the shape.
I baked a regular dark chocolate cake. Cut out around the cardboard. I froze the cake for 24 hours. It makes it easier to put the icing on without a bunch of crumbs. I took a new paint brush to brush away the crumbs that were on top.
I used white whipped icing, and food coloring to make the colors. And chocolate icing for the neck. I only used 2 different tips and an icing bag. It wasn't hard. And not including the baking & freezing time it only took 2 hours to do.
Brett loved his cake. I think I'm going to make a guitar hero guitar for my brother's 18 birthday!